Assimilate vs. Acculturate: Exploring the Dynamics of Cultural Integration

The ongoing process of globalization has brought people from diverse backgrounds into closer contact than ever before. As a result, understanding how different cultures interact and integrate has become increasingly important. Two key concepts that play a crucial role in this dialogue are “assimilation” and “acculturation.” These terms describe distinct approaches to incorporating new cultural […]

What Is Social Norms? Concepts and Related Issues

What are social norms? Social norms are the perceived informal, mostly unwritten, rules that define acceptable and appropriate actions within a given group or community, thus guiding human behaviour.1,2,3 They consist of what we do, what we believe others do, and what we believe others approve of and expect us to do. Social norms are […]

“The Last of Us” Apocalypse Is Not Realistic, But Rising Threat of Fungal Pathogens Is

By Isabella Backman In the post-apocalyptic world of “The Last of Us,” a rapidly spreading pandemic—in which a mutated Cordyceps fungus morphs people into zombie-like “infected”— besieges humanity. As the world contends in real life with a pandemic of its own, viewers may be left wondering if the HBO series’ grim portrayal of a different […]

How to Transfer an Individual Using a Gait Belt

Transferring an individual using a gait belt is a technique commonly used in healthcare settings to assist with moving patients or individuals who may have difficulty walking or maintaining their balance. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to transfer an individual using a gait belt: Materials You’ll Need: A gait belt Assistance from another person […]

What’s behind Vietnam’s worsening sex ratio imbalance?

By Rodion Ebbighausen Vietnam finds itself alongside countries like China and India when it comes to skewed sex ratios. A traditional preference for boys, ultrasound tech and a two-child policy are all to blame. UN estimates suggest the demographic gap of men to women in the 20-39 age group will grow from the current 3.5% […]

The Genderbread Person 3.0 By Maggie Thomas

By Maggie Thomas Accessible resources for public education about gender diversity are critical to increasing understanding and solidarity with LGBTQ Americans, many of whom are fearful in the wake of the 2016 Presidential Election. Greater public knowledge could reduce fear and discrimination towards gender and sexually diverse people, which may be essential to their safety as the […]

How To Euthanize A Dog At Home With Benadryl

Euthanasia is the act of inducing death without pain. Humane death of an animal may be defined as one in which the animal is rendered unconscious, and thus insensitive to pain, as rapidly as possible with a minimum of fear and anxiety. Euthanasia is an acceptable method for relieving pain or distress that cannot be […]

Pamprin Vs Midol: Differences, Similarities, Which is better?

What is Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman’s emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the menstrual cycle, generally just before her menses. PMS is a very common condition. Its symptoms affect more than 90% of menstruating women. It must impair some aspect of your life […]

Zzzquil vs Nyquil: The Differences and Similarities

When it comes to finding relief from a cold or difficulty sleeping, many people turn to over-the-counter medications like ZzzQuil and NyQuil. Both are manufactured by Vicks and contain diphenhydramine, which is an antihistamine used as a sedative. However, NyQuil also contains acetaminophen and dextromethorphan, which are pain relievers and cough suppressants respectively. In this […]

How to Spot Fake Iron Supplements

Iron is a nutrient that plays many important roles in your body, including keeping you healthy and full of energy. Low iron levels are common, and they can cause unpleasant symptoms like tiredness, poor concentration, and frequent bouts of illness. However, iron deficiency is not always easy to spot, especially in its early stages. The […]

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